We (two adults and two dogs) stayed at Annie's Cottage organised by Sykes Cottages just outside Bodmin, Cornwall. The great thing was the enclosed garden and tiled flooring in the downstairs of the property, there was also a safe enclosed paddock area for the dogs to roam freely. We could only visit dog-friendly places during our holiday and these included Healey's Cyder Farm, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Courtroom Experience, Bodmin Jail, Jamaica Inn, The Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. All of these attractions were very dog-friendly and it was lovely to see my dog's curiosity with the different animals she saw at these places and how well behaved she and all the other dogs were.
We visited Wainsford Riverside Cottages in July this year with our three Pointers. Two very large crates had already been put up in the cottage for us. We were greeted with a bottle of wine, a packet of biscuits, and a small bag of gravy bones for the dogs. Also three discs for the dog collars with the details of the cottages on, a very thoughtful extra. There were dog towels and throws available, and also a dog bath if needed. You can also get them to order dog food for you so you don't need to carry it with you. Each cottage has a small fenced in garden, and there is also a fully fenced two and a half acre field for the dogs to have a really good run. There is a fenced wooded area too which we didn't use. There are other walks within the grounds but the dogs have to be on lead on them. The cottages are centrally situated in that they are equidistant from the north and south coasts. We had an amazing week there. So many places to visit and the dogs enjoyed their visit to Par Beach. I can't speak highly enough of Wainsford Riverside Cottages. Everything to do with the dogs had been thought of. There was also a dog friendly pub within walking distance through the woods. They do have a website where you can find out all about them.
Earlier this year me, my son and Patch and Sasha had a lovely holiday at Holywell Bay Park, Cornwall. The site is in the valley a 10 minute walk from the glorious Holywell Bay - Poldark Country ! The caravan was warm, comfy, well fitted out and sitting outside on a sunny afternoon it was peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed the easy walk down to the beach, with sand dunes for the more energetic (Jesse and Patch ) or level walk for the less so (me and Sasha)and Sasha even managed to chance some seagulls! A visit to Caerhays Castle gardens was a highlight, walking through the expansive grounds where the dogs were welcome in the dog friendly cafe. The castle and grounds are only open in the spring but the beach at the bottom of the drive has plenty of parking, a cafe/shop/toilets and is dog friendly all year. We will be returning !
Back on site there is an outdoor pool, play areas for children, a nice bar/ restaurant, cooked breakfast - yum ! There are walks through the valley and the site is well sheltered. Definately a family friendly site in a great location.
I can highly recommend staying at Una St Ives in West Cornwall. As a family of four, we took our 18 month old Miniature Schnauzer Roxy & we stayed here in August for a week. The site is made up of 28 2/3/4 bedroom houses, some of which had hot tubs. The site also offers free use of the Spa, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room & Gym. The on-site restaurant, Una Kitchen, was also extremely dog friendly & the food was of a very high standard.
The location was perfect for exploring West Cornwall. We visited St Michael’s Mount, The Minack Theatre, Lands End & Mexico Towans beach in Hayle, all of which were dog friendly.
In late June 2018 we packed up the Mini and set off on our first proper holiday with our much loved furry friend, Rita. She is the first dog that either my boyfriend or I have had, so it was a new adventure for all of us.
Once we had packed her bed and abundance of toys and snacks, we managed to squeeze in a small bag for our belongings! Thankfully Rita, being a Dachshund/Jack Russell cross is a Mini Cooper-sized dog!
We headed down from Manchester to a self-catering cottage booked online via the holidaycottages.co.uk website (after a bit of dog friendly research) just outside Tintagel, Cornwall.
It turned out to be the perfect size for the two of us and Rita. The kitchen and bathroom were modern and clean. The living room was cosy but roomy, with two sofas. It also had a open fireplace with wood-burner, which would be lovely for a Wintery stay.
The main reason we opted for the cottage was the contained garden, which was a good size, sunny and quiet. The cottage is within a small hamlet with no safe roads to walk to the nearby shops beach or restaurants, so be prepared to drive, but no more than 5-10mins.
Just down the road is a small bay, Trebarwith Strand. Parking was no problem and both the beach cafe and the pub (up a cliff path overlooking the bay) are dog friendly. Rita had a fantastic time running free, paddling and making new doggy friends (there were plenty) The beach is clean and family, as well as dog, friendly.
We used the cottage as a base for exploring the coast, during our week’s stay, from Tintagel down to Treyarnon Bay. We found so many beautiful beaches especially along Constantine Bay and never had a problem taking Rita.
We also had a day trip to the mystical waterfall at St Nectan’s Glen www.st-nectansglen.co.uk/ It was an easy walk through the woods to the Waterfall and very dog friendly cafe (the owners are dog lovers).
Another visit was to the popular town of Padstow, I think it’s difficult to find a bar or restaurant that isn’t dog friendly! I’d recommend the delicious Prawn on the Lawn over the Rick Stein for treat, but book ahead.
Overall, I would recommend and the cottage if you don’t mind driving to the pub, it’s perfect for one or two people with dog. We will definitely be holidaying in Cornwall again, we love it nearly as much as Rita!
We stayed at Darrynane Cottages in St Breward - Poldark country. Angela and David Clark were fabulous hosts for our family and two dogs. Would thoroughly recommend to holidaymakers who want peace and quiet. We will definitely go again.
I booked to stay at Polean Farm after seeing it on your website - here is my review:
What a fabulous place to get away and chill out! Our cottage (The Waggoners) was perfect and we were blessed with glorious weather.
Travelled with elderly parents, sister and dog and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There is a farm shop at Pelynt (the back of the Premier Shop) and the Spar shop bakes lovely bread. Both are within walking distance. On the way to Polperro is a farm which sells fresh eggs.
Looe has a wonderful shop - Penghelly's with a large variety of fresh fish.
Monty and I took advantage of the dog (owner!) training day with Melissa and we would both highly recommend this. We had great fun while learning helpful hints and tricks. The best dog training class that I have ever been to!
The coastal walks are fabulous and many restaurants and cafes are dog friendly.